What’s the best colour for a small kitchen?

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Redecorating your kitchen can be a difficult task to undertake, as you want to keep it practical while making it appear open and inviting. The kitchen is the one room in the house where the culinary magic happens, and to create a room that you enjoy cooking in can take time. From accessories to laminate kitchen worktops, the colour scheme you use is equally important, as it can make or break a room.

If you want to add the look of extra space, try painting dark wood cabinets with a lighter colour. You’re not only giving them a new lease of life, but also making your kitchen look brighter and airier. By controlling the amount of colour you are adding to the space, you can find a balance that works with the room. Here are some tips we have on the different colours that would look good in your kitchen.

Natural colours

Using greens paired with wooden finishes can add a refreshing look to your kitchen. By adding earthy tones, you can give the impression of going back to nature, without making the kitchen feel too dark. Natural wood finishes are particularly good at making your kitchen appear more open and inviting. If you’d rather choose a colour that’s a little brighter, then splashes of turquoise and yellow will also work well with the wooden units.

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Grey tones

Metallic surfaces can bring a sleek and modern look to your kitchen, creating a monochrome aesthetic that can make the space look larger than it is, and provide you with the opportunity to distribute other colours around the room to provide a subtle contrast. For example, adding red tones to a grey colour scheme can add a touch of colour and warmth to stop the room appearing too cold, with slate blue and copper accessories also working well together.

Whites and creams

In any size of kitchen, colours such as creams and whites are always a safe bet as they’re brilliant for reflecting the light, increasing the sense of space available. Adding in extra splashes of vibrant colour can create a level of contrast, preventing the room from becoming too washed out or sterile. For example, if you use deep tones sparingly, such as a dark blue, you can then add contrast with plenty of bright whites through tiles and fixtures.

If you are still unsure of which colours to choose, here are some of our top design tips:

  • Add a bright colour
  • Consider a feature wall
  • Use one colour for the walls and the trim
  • Minimise contrast
  • Keep the ceiling white